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USAF investigation finds cause of major B-1B fire at Dyess AFB
An official USAF Accident Investigation Report has been published by Air Force Global Strike Command into the mishap involving a B-1B Lancer on April 20, 2022, at Dyess AFB, Texas. The aircraft’s engine exploded injuring an airman not long after it had been through a maintenance procedure
Final flight for US Navy’s ‘Sea Knights’
Almost 16 years after it completed its first operational sortie, the US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) ‘Sea Knights’ performed its final flight on February 15
Boeing outlines plan to cease Super Hornet production
Boeing has revealed that it will complete new-build production of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in late 2025, following the delivery of the final examples to the US Navy
Exercise Cobra Warrior – full details released
The RAF has confirmed the full details of the international aircraft participation in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1, which runs from March 2 to 24.
HAL Tejas snubbed as Malaysia opts for KAI FA-50
In what was a close race between the Indian-made HAL Tejas and KAI’s FA-50 Fighting Eagle, it has been revealed that Malaysia will acquire 18 examples of the latter to fulfil the requirements set out in its Fighter Lead In Trainer-Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) tender
First Boeing 787s to be retired and stripped for spares
A pair of early-build Boeing 787s are to be retired from commercial service and dismantled for spare parts.
Ryanair 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Cyprus
An Israel-bound Ryanair flight made an emergency landing in Paphos, Cyprus this morning (February 27).
Smooth landings: how runways are kept ready for action
Airport runways are subject to enormous wear and tear, driven not least by harsh winter weather. Tom Batchelor looks at the lengths being taken to protect them
Stearmans commemorate pioneering floatplane flight
On the morning of Sunday, March 12 a special commemorative flight was due to be undertaken in New Zealand
Martin-Baker Meteors – How first-generation jets test ejection seats for 5th-gen fighters
For almost 80 years Martin-Baker has operated Meteors as ejection seat test-beds. In the January 2017 issue of Flypast Darren Harbar discovered the twin jet still had much to offer
Meteors vs Vampires: When British fighter jets clashed over Middle East
Shlomo Aloni describes the combat career of Israel’s first jet fighter
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy
Welcome to a new series on the latest addition to the 'IL-2 Great Battles Series' - IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy. In this series, we will be exploring every aspect of the simulation, from the basic layout of the menu to the graphical representation of the aircraft and scenery, as well as the missions on offer and the different ways you can play this simulation.
Oklahoma City for Microsoft Flight Simulator incoming
iniBuilds has announced Oklahoma City for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.
iniBuilds’ Airbus A310 reviewed
The Airbus A310 is the first truly complex airliner to be included as a default aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Let’s jump in and see how it measures up.